In the News

Some examples, highlighted below: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Duluth News Tribune, Timberjay Newspapers, MinnPost (an online newspaper), National Geographic, Canadian geographic, Bioscience, Audubon, Backpacker, Newsweek, Minnesota Monthly, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, Fox 9 News, Kare 11 (NBC), WCCO TV (CBS), Twin Cities Public TV Almanac, National Public Radio All Things Considered, Minnesota Public Radio Minnesota All Things Considered, Mid-morning, and Morning edition, CBC radio As it Happens, and CBS radio Osgood Files.

Some highlights:

  • Minnesota Public Radio, Climate Cast, March 6, 2019, Paul Huttner, “Why our trees are like climate change fighting superheroes”.  
  • City Pages (Minneapolis), February 20-26, 2019, Susan Du, “Minnesota melting, our state begins its decent toward an unrecognizable future”.  
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune (Science and Health section), February 3, 2019, Mark Boswell, “Minnesota, the new Kansas?”
  • KPCW radio, Park City Utah, February 5, 2019, Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson, This Green Earth.
  • Scientific American, February 1, 2019, April Reese, “Polar Vortex Could Knock Back Invasive Tree-Killers—for a While”.
  • Bloomberg News, February 1, 2019, Adam Allington, “Polar Vortex Could Hit Tree-Damaging Insects Hard”.
  • National Public Radio, January 29, 2019, Jeremy Hobson, Here and Now, produced by WBUR, Boston. “Frigid temperatures are bad news for this invasive tree-eating bug”.   
  • Minnesota Public Radio, January 17, 2019, Cody Nelson, “From disease to habitat loss, researchers lay out Minnesota's bleak climate realities”.
  • Minnesota State House of Representatives, Energy and Climate Committee, Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair, and Jessica Hellmann, emcee, January 17, 2019, “Climate change and forests”, State Capitol, St.Paul, MN.
  • Minnesota Public Radio, Dec 5, 2018, Cody Nelson, “Your Christmas tree has an environmental footprint. Here is how to minimize it”.
  • Climate Cast, Sept 28, 2018. Paul Huttner, “The changing outdoors under a warming climate.” 
  • Minnesota Public Radio, Sept. 25, 2018. Cody Nelson, “Minnesota's fall colors season is changing, right before our eyes” 
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sept 23, 2018. Josephine Marcotty, “As ash trees succumb, conservationists rebuild a forest along the Mississippi River”. 
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 21, 2018. Tori McCormick “Earthworms are bait. They’re also a nightmare for healthy forests”.
  • Minnesota Public Radio, April 16, 2018. Cody Nelson, “How the warming climate will turn the Boundary Waters into a barren grassland”. 
  • Pine City Pioneer, Pine City, MN, March 30, 2018. Salmela, Terry, “Horticulture day crowd learns how forests change with the climate.”  
  • Updraft Blog (Minnesota Public Radio News), Jan. 2, 2018, Paul Huttner. “Why do trees like it cold?”
  • Minnesota Public Radio, July 6, 2017.  Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer, “Why are trees moving west?"
  • Minnesota Public Radio, June 29, 2017 Climate Cast, Paul Huttner, “The warming of MN forests and and lakes."
  • Minnesota Public Radio, May 24, 2017. Dan Kraker, “In NE Minnesota, a ‘test kitchen’ for saving nothern forests."
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 23, 2017 Josephine Marcotty, "Scientists planting 400 acres of Minnesota pines to survive climate change."
  • Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN, (and St. Paul Pioneer Press) March 10, 2017. John Meyers, "Study: some tree species unable to adapt to climate change."
  • Peninsula Pulse, Door County, WI, February 17, 2017. Lee E. Frelich, “Are these the last days for Door County's boreal forests?"
  • KARE 11 News, November 3, 2016. Jeff Edmonson, “Invasive earthworms endangering MN forests."
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 27, 2016. Josephine Marcotty, “DNR pursues better plan, better numbers on deer."
  • Scientific American, May 1, 2016 .Tim Palucka, “Do all trees snap at 94 mph?”
  • Weather.com (Weather Channel), January 9, 2014. Michele Berger, Frigid weather may harm emerald ash borer populations.
  • Live Science, January 7, 2014. Becky Oskin, Extreme cold could halt invasive insect.
  • New York Times, November 8, 2013. Editorial Board, The wrong way to save a forest.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 20, 2013. Josephine Marcotty, Saving the Great Northwoods.
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 10, 2013. John Welbes, Minnesota’s top polluting power plants singled out.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 24, 2013. Bill McAuliffe, Latest earthworm dirt: Climate change villain.
  • Capital Times (Madison, WI), April 7, 2013. Bill Beerry, Climate change deniers driven by dogma.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 1, 2013. Bill McAuliffe, Pests wait out Minnesota’s cold.
  • Minnesota Public Radio, January 30, 2013. Stephanie Hemphill, Competing goals apparent in new policy on old forest.
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 27, 2012. Dave Orrick, Signs of life appearing in area blackened by the Pagami Creek Fire.
  • Climate Wire, May 21, 2012. Daniel Cusick, WILDLIFE: The ice goes, fire comes and new species redefine the North Woods.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 13, 2012. Kim Palmer, Do new maps provide relief for zone envy?
  • Science News for Kids, November 9, 2011. Cecile LeBlanc, Tiny earthworms’ big impacts.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 20, 2011. Bill McAuliffe, Signs of new life in BWCA ashes.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 20, 2011. Josephine Marcotty, From fire: BWCA forest of the future.
  • St.Paul Pioneer Press, September 16, 2011. Dave Orrick and Dennis Lien, Historic BWCA fire rejuvenates as it burns.
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 4 , 2011. Dennis Lien, In Kandiyohi County, an elm forest that time—and disease—forgot.
  • Lake Superior Magazine, April-May 2011. Cheryl Lyn Dybas, Icons of the north woods, what will the future hold for our moose, wolves and bears?
  • Natural History, July-August 2011. Cheryl Lyn Dybas, A frenzy of bears.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 31, 2010. Tom Meersman, “North woods landscape is under attack”
  • St.Paul Pioneer Press, August 30, 2010, Dennis Lien, “Catastrophe for cattails” 
  • MinnPost, August 12, 2010. Steve Berg, “BWCAW blowdown and aftermath show how global warming is changing Minnesota: Prairies are replacing forests”
  • Timberjay Newspapers, July 17, 2010. Adam Masloski, “Forest School—Outdoor classroom”.
  • Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. January-February 2010, Gustave Axelson, “Trees fit for the future”
  • The New York Times, January 11, 2010. Allison Winter, “Farm Bureau Fires Back Against Climate Bill's ‘Power Grab’”
  • Duluth News Tribune, September 15, 2009. John Myers, “Prairie/forest border is moving north because of warmer climate”
  • St.Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 16, 2009. Dennis Lien, “U scientists say forests are feeling the heat”
  • Tower-Soudan Timberjay, July 4, 2009, Marshall Helmberger, “The blowdown revisited”
  • Backpacker, September 2007. Gustave Axelson, “Bye bye, Boundary Waters.  As temperature rise, Minnesota’s North Woods will likely go up in smoke”
  • Nature, August 23, 2007. Research Highlights, Ecology, “Worm Wood”, a brief review of findings of paper by Holdsworth, Frelich and Reich, published in Conservation Biology 21: 997-1008.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 16, 2007, Richard Meryhew. “A blaze with benefits”
  • Almanac, Twin Cities Public TV (Channel 2), May 11, 2007. Live TV interview with Eric Eskola and Kathy Wurzer, about the Ham Lake Fire.
  • New Scientist, March 3, 2007. Jessica Marshall, “War of the Worms”
  • Boston Globe, December 11, 2006, Beth Daley. “When worms turn”
  • St.Paul Pioneer Press, October 1, 2006. Dennis Lien. “Last Stand for our forests?”
  • Almanac, Twin Cities Public TV (Channel 2), July 21, 2006. Live TV interview with Eric Eskola and Kathy Wurzer, about the Cavity Lake Fire.
  • The Osgood Files (CBS Radio), June 10, 2004.  Charles Osgood, ‘Killer earthworms”
  • Audubon, March 2004. Peter Friederici, “Earthwormed over”
  • National Geographic, February 2004. Margaret G. Zackowitz “Attack of the Alien Earthworms”
  • Orion, November/December 2003. Tom Horton, “The new old growth”
  • The New York Times, October 28, 2003. Anne Minard, “Researchers build a case for Earthworm’s slimy reputation”
  • Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2003. Eric Slater, story on European earthworms.
  • BioScience, July 2003. Christine Mlot, “The perfect windstorm study”
  • The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2003. Ellen Byron, “The worm turns: off home turf, it’s down to no good.”
  • American Profile, Northeast Edition, May 11, 2003. Gayle Goddard-Taylor, “Hunting our heritage trees”
  • Duluth News Tribune, June 1, 2003. John Myers, “Rising through the ashes”
  • Duluth News Tribune, May 26, 2002. John Myers, “Trees carry centuries in their branches”
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 19, 2001. Dennis Lien, “1,000-year-old trees could go”
  • Almanac, Twin Cities Public TV (Channel 2), January 19, 2001. Live TV interview with Eric Eskola and Kathy Wurzer, about the ancient cedars.
  • The Minnesota Daily, October 13, 2000. Seth Woehrle, “Invasion of European earthworms altering Minnesota forest floor”
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 28, 2000. Norman Berlinger, “A bad case of worms”
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 18, 2000. Dennis Lien, “A new BWCA branches out”
  • The New York Times, May 14, 2000. “Blanketed in felled trees, Minnesota braces for fires”
  • Newsweek, April 3, 2000. Environment, “Playing the waiting game with a natural disaster”
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, Science, March 29, 2000. Tom Meersman, “A blow down and windfall in the BWCA”
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 11, 1999. Tom Meersman, “Scars won’t fade quickly”
  • The Minnesota Daily, October 20, 1998. Minneapolis (AP), “Study: high deer population hurts some native plants”
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 16, 1998. “High deer population upsetting ecosystem”